The American Racing Academy exists to develop U.S. talent to compete in international motorcycle road racing series. Our intention is to produce world champions, restoring America’s place among today’s elite.
The American Racing Academy owns and operates a multiple-rider team that competes in the four-round 2021 MotoAmerica Mini Cup. This deep commitment to the sport of motorcycle road racing provides participants with a professional environment, expert coaching and age-appropriate Ohvale motorcycles to reach their potential.
American Racing Team owner Eitan Butbul, Race Director John Hopkins and a panel of professional riders and powersports industry leaders select the riders for the Academy and walk them, step by step, through the challenging competition process.
Experienced racers, including national champions Toni Elías and Roger Hayden, support academy riders, guiding them through training, practice sessions and race weekends. Successful students ultimately may be chosen by the American Racing Team to contest the FIM Moto2 Grand Prix World Championship.
Academy principals work closely with Dorna, the commercial rights holder for the FIM MotoGP World Championship and the FIM Superbike World Championship, as well as the MotoAmerica Series, British Superbike Championship and Spanish CEV Championship, to provide appropriate opportunities for the students as they progress through their racing careers.
2007 AMA Supersport Champion
2007 MotoGP wildcard rider
2010 MotoGP wildcard rider
2017 MotoAmerica Superbike Championship 2nd
2000 AMA 750cc Supersport Champion
2001 AMA Formula Xtreme Champion
2007 FIM MotoGP World Championship 4th
2011 British Superbike Championship 2nd
16 Grand Prix World Championship seasons
Race wins in 125cc, 250cc, Moto2 and MotoGP
2010 FIM Moto2 Grand Prix World Champion
2017 MotoAmerica Superbike Champion